IPS Conferences
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IPS conferences are held on even-numbered years in the venues of state-of-the-art facilities around the world, and are superb events for any IPS member to progress in their planetarium professional knowledge and skills. IPS members, through their Affiliate Representatives, determine the sites of the Biennial Conferences.

Here's a taste:

Video welcome to IPS2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Courtesy Robin Sip, Mirage 3D

Upcoming Conferences

2020: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Congratulations to the team from TELUS World of Science - Edmonton for presenting their updated bid during the 2017 IPS Council meeting and being selected as the site for the 2020 conference.

Council also expressed appreciation to the other bidders, Houston, Texas, USA and Bogota, Columbia, for their bids and encourages them to bid again for future conferences.

Stay tuned to this page for more details. (posted 13 October 2017)

2018: Toulouse, France

The dome at Cite de l'espace in ToulouseThe 24th IPS Conference will be held July 1-5 at Cité de l’espace in Toulouse, France. All details are available at the conference website.

To read more, check out Planetarian articles from December 2015 and June 2017

Past Conferences

Apply for an IPS Conference Stipend

March 31 in year of the conference is the application deadline to apply for a stipend to cover the cost of the conference registration. More information is available on the Stipend page.

To bring IPS to your city...

If you are interested in proposing to host a future IPS conference, please contact the IPS President for further information and read the Guideline Packet for Potential Bidders. gavel imageInformation for IPS Conference Bidders* There are 3 parts to this pdf document:
  1. Letter to Prospective Conference Host
  2. Conference Invitation Submission - How to Submit an Invitation to Host an IPS Conference
  3. Conference Guidelines -
    The IPS Biennial Conference Guidelines
* This is Appendix C of the IPS Standing Rules - http://www.ips-planetarium.org/?page=rules.

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